A big thank you to everyone for your help, knowledge and prayers. They have been greatly needed and appreciated. This little fork in the road got a bit bumpy and I'm hoping it will all go smoothly from here on out! Being three hours away from the Dr that put in the tube has me depending on my internet friends for wisdom and guidance in my mini times of crisis! =)
Liam is a great sleeper. He normally sleeps solidly through the night and very rarely wakes up. Since his surgery, he has been waking up frequently through the night and crying in pain. After getting his stitches out yesterday, he slept great last night and only woke up once. He even comforted himself back to sleep. He has also been without pain meds since yesterday morning. And he seems to be returning to his former glory, slowly but surely. He was all smiles when he woke up today.
Iv fluids must be high in calories, eh? Because Liam gained 13 ounces in two weeks, all while having a g-tube placed and going without food for pretty much two solid days. I told him he can't keep that up unless he starts walking soon. Then he can get as chubby as he wants. And we didn't change his formula any. He is still drinking the same kind he was before the tube. Go figure. He's never gained like that before.
And, because Liam likes to be as unique as possible, he decided (following the removal of his NG tube during his hospitalization) to quit swallowing his saliva.
Yes, I'm serious!
He not only has a lot more saliva than before, he is spitting it out of his mouth and letting it drool over everything and everywhere. It is so gross. I can't figure this one out at all.